Coinciding with International Women’s Month celebrations, Burundi’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Hon. Ir. Odette Kayitesi, underscored the crucial role of women in farming and the increasing demand for rice in her country during a visit to IRRI recently.
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In 2013, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners released 44 new and improved rice varieties, continuing the decades-long mission of using rice science to reduce hunger. Around half of the current global population—or about 3.5 billion people—relies on rice as a source of sustenance and livelihood.
In commemoration of Manansala’s 104th birthday, art enthusiasts will gather at the IRRI headquarters on 29 January 2014 to celebrate these treasured art pieces during the inaugural event of Si Manansala at ang Masaganang Ani.
"I came here as president, and as a farmer." Words of His Excellency President U Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Launched today in the Philippines, Rice Crop Manager puts the power of technology into action by helping farmers decide how to manage their rice crops better.
IRRI and the Philippine Department of Agriculture are assessing the typhoon damage on rice production in the Philippines.
On January 29, IRRI successfully held a unique event entitled Si Manansala at ang Masaganang Ani in commemoration of Vicente Manansala's 104th birth anniversary.
The CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership, recently announced a milestone in the fight against poverty through food security.
Scientists from Japan and IRRI have discovered a rice gene that could increase production by 13–36%.
Satellite images showing flooded rice farms and buildings that were damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) in the northeastern…
Burundi has turned up its rice research capacity to improve food security by establishing a new research hub with IRRI.